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Qiliho speaks out

Aqela Susu
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

POLICE Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho says it has become "disgustingly shameful" to see police vehicles involved in car accidents.

He said he was ashamed and has come out to say there was no place for officers who used government resources recklessly within the Fiji Police Force.

Brig-Gen Qiliho made the comment in relation to two road accidents involving two police vehicles.

"Like I said, we've had two major incidents recently in which one of the vehicles was written off and I can stress it again that it's become disgustingly shameful," Brig-Gen Qiliho said.

"I have removed a few who have fallen into that category and it won't stop. It will continue.

"The Government and the people of Fiji expect us to deliver that service, especially with those mobility assets and when one of them is taken off the road, our mobility to deliver that service to a sizeable part of the community will be curtailed straightaway when one of those mobility assets is taken off."

He said during such incidents, police not only looked at officers who were driving, but their leadership and command elements as well.

Brig-Gen Qiliho said this was because those in command and leadership positions were supposed to oversee the utilisation of police vehicles.

"It's very important that I look at the leadership issue as well in regards to that. This can't continue, it has to stop. But, one accident takes away a vehicle, which we continuously go to Government to beg for to serve the people better, and one being taken away from us is a big debt in our ability to serve the people."

He also confirmed that a police corporal who recently took a police vehicle to his village and was involved in an accident along the way has been interdicted.








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